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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
announced in advance will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, hisses among other noisy distracting things. so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> jim. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start, the economy, segment 1, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity. i want to thank governor romney and the university of denver for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most importan
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Sep 30, 2012 2:30am EDT
elections in this country. the reason we have bad government in the country is because we have bad elections. what i mean by that is we don't talk about the important issue. one thing that both sides could agree on today is the pace of deficit reduction. they may go about it different ways but we need to bring the deficit down gradually. right now we are facing the fiscal cliff. nothing will be resolved before november. i believe political forces after the november election will push both sides to a compromise. the one tax that will come down is the uncertainty tax. the uncertainty of washington politics will be positive for the u.s. economy. >> that's true. companies have been in lockdown mode. they don't want to make a decision with uncertainty out there. >> it is infuriating. >> it is. >> watching washington not understand the incredible drag they put on the u.s. economy by not making a decision. american business is very good at makes money if they tell you the rules of the game. it is like you are playing the first half of the game but you don't know the rules the second half. what does
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
like this, engaged in the mundane task of nurturing local government. afghan national police now man this lookout over a small southern village, while their u.s. green beret advisers work with local leaders on civic improvement. >> once the afghans can take care of themselves and they're still sustainable, they're killing the insurgents, we don't want you here. we don't need you here. >> reporter: the plan is to train afghans to secure themselves by 2014. but u.s. commanders want assurances that until then, afghans will guard their back. >> it's their leadership that has to come to play to reduce the threat to us. >> reporter: over the last eight days i've seen a lot of interaction between u.s. and afghan troops. some of it relaxed. but, brian, at all times there's one or two fully battle-dressed american soldiers with their fingers near the trigger, just in case. >> lester holt starting off our coverage in kabul tonight. lest lester, thanks. now to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, also in kabul, on what's been accomplished and what hasn't in over a decade now in that
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i could just hear the voiceover so i can't comment on the ad. but here's what i know governor romney believes, because i have spoken to him. he believes that every american has to have skin in the game. he believes that every american wants to be part of a shared sacrifice to bring its people another opportunity for greatness. and that's what he was really talking about. was that comment inartfully put? absolutely. i have said it publicly as has governo
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction. >> reporter: amid the cheering veterans at the romney rally was dave klane undecided because he says his economic plans lack some details. >> i have some doubts whether there's some depth. >> reporter: you're not ready to commit to mitt romney in virginia? >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: there's not much time left to change minds. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in utah it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. officers used a climbing troep lass so he the spooked animal and hoist it to safety. the deer was then released back into the wild. >>> beer drinkers you may want t
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to determine how we change our behavior. >> most agree that the problems are larger than any one government agency. they believe accountability starts with the ones affected the most. >> unless we have the parent and child participation, especially those impacted by the system, we do not see real change. we can have a public conversation, which is nice, but it is not moving toward change because we do not have that use the engagement. >> i think more can be done in communities to show the positive, the positive aspects so we can start doing positive things to up with each other. >> this is the second year of the conference put on by the office of crime control and prevention. >> a lot of work to do. >> in the. thank you. >> president barack obama in gop -- and gop challenger mitt romney will face off in two hours. it is likely the biggest night of the campaign so far. the president gets the first question in a loosely- structured format. weeks of prep are coming down to this with a lot on the line for both candidates. we are live in denver to talk about some of the key talking points tonigh
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
medicare and billing the government insurance plan for care he did not provide. they showed how easy it is to cheat the system out of millions of dollars. a federal strike force charged 91 people including doctors and nurses with allow bread fraud schemes adding up to $429 million in false billing. the washington bureau reporter joins us at a normal day -- at an alarming rate that is causing taxpayers big time. >> medicare fraud is one of the largest of its kind in medical history. officials from state, local, and federal troops have been -- the health and human services secretary said officials are working on making it harder for crux to submit fraudulent claims. they're looking at a tougher procedures for buyers and suppliers that want to participate. >> fraud not only rob's taxpayers, but also jeopardize the future of the programs that more than 100 million americans depend on every day. the new penalties reflect the seriousness of the crime, dictating sentences of between 20 and 50 years for the largest offenses. gosh the department of health and human services have began a syste
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Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
they don't want it to be manipulated. they're put together by two separate government entities, the bureau of labor statures, the labor department, and then the census, bureau, and then the employment numbers, put together by the labor department. that tells us -- then there was the household survey, and that is where 200,000 field representatives go in and call a number of households, putting the number together, you combine the two, and that is the report that we got this morning. but with 2,000 field representatives involved, and two government entities involved, it is almost impossible to manipulate these numbers. >> that is why we needed it all explained, as always, sue herrera. >>> now to breaking news out of arizona, where last night we reported the possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal inves
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of recommended changes. keeping our kids protected on line? not so easy to do. >> the government is updating their rules to keep children's information private. washington bureau reporter hallie jackson is in washington explaining what this means for parents. >> the children's world went into effect more than one decade ago, but think about how different things are online now. technology is changing so much so the rules should change. going on line for a while. >> probably since i was 5? >> that is just the age group they meant to help, kids under 13. >> i think it as a paramount importance for all parents. >> they want to update current rules about providing parental consent on a kid-friendly websites addressing cookies, code that can sometimes track how much overtime and potentially paint a very specific picture. >> the have a unique number to compile misinformation and then they have a pretty good idea that it is a nine year-old girl whose favorite color is pink. privacy ofasking for the day after discovering kids could up load pictures of themselves that were not deleted right away and s
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
that ended his marriage. hear why the govern nator is rae velg it all. >>> and cute or cruel? a dad post this is picture of his 3-year-old daughter online after she goes to the bathroom in the shower. did he go too far? parents weigh in on both sides. "today," sunday, september 30, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning 0, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester toelt reporting from afghanistan. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. lester, nice to see you. only two days after joint operations between american and afghan forces were set to be returning to normal, there was another deadly attack yesterday. >> jenna, good to see you as well. yes, the death toll here has climbed steadily in recent months following attacks by afghan army and police against american and coalition troops. we'll have more on this breaking story in just a moment. also a bit later i'll sit down with u.s. service people, both men and women to talk about what life is really like here in the danger zone. >>> and then, lester, arnold schwarzenegger is talking about the affair that
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
tomorrow? >> the main thing is just open, honest, transparent governing. unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. this really needs to be fully vetted by the press and looked at closely. there's gambling expansion that we're voting on in november. that happened in a closed session. the public really wasn't allowed in. here's the thing, lisa. they gave the gambling companies huge tax reductions. wouldn't you or a small business in maryland like a tax reduction? >> you're not for gambling in america. are we seeing money come in as a result of it though? >> barely. we've spent $266 million to buy this slot machines with taxpayer money and we're just getting up to where we're finally breaking even as far as revenues. the key thing about gambling is, doesn't produce money for education. doesn't produce jobs. doesn't produce new revenue. you're seeing that reflected in the polls. but it's -- i say to people in baltimore, if you love gambling and think it's great, still vote against question seven. that special session was corrupt. i mean, there's no other way to describe it.
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
while some claim it does not need government recommendation. the report did not name individual brands of products and the fda said it would ask congress for more oversight powers over the more than $20 billion supplement industry. there will be in addition to the technology market. samsung will be able to sell its galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. after a ban when apple sued samsung over a patent dispute. it could help samsung gained ground running up to the holiday season. we're less than three months away from all major winter holidays. some people are trying to figure out how many people take advantage of layaway deals. 34% of american shoppers say they are likely to bite gets on layaway. buy gifts likely to on layaway. >> , your instaweather plus forecast. with as start you off live look at doppler radar with a few sprinkles showing up on the radar. we have a sprinkle near towson. the radar makes it look more ominous than it really is. it is hardly impacting traffic but something to keep in mind if you're traveling north of baltimore city. it is much the same around hagerstown. this will be
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, job growth and medicare. >> i would rather have a private plan. i just as soon not have the government, what kind of health care i get. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered the administrative cost then private interest as, which is why seniors are pretty happy with it. and private insurers have it -- have to make a profit. >> even president obama had to a myth that he did well. the debate was one of the most -- had to admit that romney did well. the debate was one of the most substantive. >> will we hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent position? yes, we will do that. >> the obama campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion tax cuts that will benefit the wealthy. >> the proposal calls for a tax cut of $5 trillion. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> meanwhile, the romney campaign is please. >> romney was in command of the facts last night. >> hoping to build on that conference that came up for the first time in a while. we would love to see how his performance last night could impact his standing in the nationa
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to be here. >> at a different event, the governor was selling this crowd. hong >> the trickle-down government is one where he will raise taxes on small business which will kill jobs. i want to keep taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. >> before meeting again while talk domestic and foreign policy. >> the mayor and chief for the last four years, the command of the subject, he also killed bin laden. those things give him a natural advantage. >> folks in the audience will have a chance to ask the question. >> the vice presidential candidates square off. the five things learned from the debate on the commitment 2012 smartphone app, click on politics. >> 91 people charged tonight including doctors and nurses with medicare fraud schemes involving $429 million in false billing. these cases reveal an alarming trend of criminal attempt to steal billions of taxpayer dollars for personal gain. the effort targeted fraudulent medicare schemes. >> york 11 forecast with chief meteorologist tom russell meyer. >> subtle changes in the path tonight and tomorrow, enjoy clearing skies with quite a
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
if you receive any of messages. >> not only the comptroller's office, but any government agency or business organization that you do business with. if it seems suspicious, it probably is. >> the comptroller office says it rarely communicates via the internet. honda is recalling more than 820,000 vehicles today because of possible faulty headlights. the latest recall involves 2002- 2003 honda civics as well as 2004-2005 honda pilots. the wires connected to a control switch for the headlights can overheat and melt, knocking of the low beams. the company has promised to repair the problem for free. american airlines is working on fixing its on mechanical problems. the airline has floor mounted -- says 50 flights have been canceled and 44 are likely to be canceled while repairs are in the works. seeds -- seats need additional steps to be locked up to the floor. if you think we paid too much for a gallon of gas, be thankful you do not live in southern california. stations say they are running out of gas. they have stopped buying wholesale because prices are too high. the average pric
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
the balance sheets of corporate america far more than i trust the government's balance sheet. this is hardly a reckless position and would encourage companies to reward shareholders by issuing and raising dividends. i would actually raise the tax make up for that lost revenue because i'm not irresponsible and reckless. i would actually raise the tax on capital gains. why? you get gains when you sell stocks. i don't want people to sell stocks. i want them to own stocks, not sell them. plus if you raised the tax on capital gains, the company that do these stupid buybacks would continue to do them, continue to waste is the shareholders' money like they do now. put the money in the owners' pockets, not the sellers' pockets, by encouraging saving, not flipping. point number two, we have to clean up these markets. clean up the markets and encourage people on the sidelines to come back in. make them. clean up the stables, like hercules. i would do that by appointing preet bharara as attorney general of the united states of america and have him go after all of these insider traders and crooks that p
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and the number of jobs created back in july and august are much higher than the government had originally estimated. many of those recent job gains in of the health care and transportation sectors. >> you have to expect this could impact a presidential race. >> absolutely. of candidates responded, we expect them to continue to spend those numbers. no president has been reelected with the unemployment rate collected above 8%. coming under that barrier could improve the reelection prospects. expect governor romney to continue to target the president as he did today with the campaign releasing several new ads on the issue. >> another warm day and early october, enjoy it while at lasted. at 82 degrees down town right now, where above normal. western maryland, the mid to upper 60's in this hour. it will stay fairly mild overnight. tomorrow, the wind shifts to the northwest. we will start to feel fall coming back in full force. in north texas, the same front is working in that direction and might kick up a couple showers. running about 30% chance of a shower at first pitch. it is about 80 degre
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. but this was never sold as a humanitarian mission. and the two main security goals toppling the taliban government and destroying al qaeda bases were both accomplished here a decade ago. and the cost, around $600 billion. $8 billion a month. and there are two more years to go. the afghan government of president hamid karzai washington helped put in place is widely considered one of the most corrupt in the world. the u.s. has helped train about 350,000 afghan security forces. the target number. but they're not always loyal. 20% of american combat deaths this year came from afghan forces shooting their american partners. many afghans fear, the government may not be able to hold the country together once u.s. troops leave in 2014. there could be a civil war. >> keep going a little bit more. >> reporter: among u.s. forces, morale remains high. but some are annoyed the war has been ignored in the u.s. presidential campaign. all four of doc coughlin's brothers serve in the military. he's on his second tour in afghanistan. he knows americans aren't talking much about the troops anymore. >> initially when
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports that three explosions rocked a government-controlled district in aleppo. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning to you as well, natalie. today we're watching the private sector jobs report for some clues as to what kind of report we're going to get on friday when the big government payrolls report comes out. at this stage economists are expecting 153,000 jobs were created in the month of september, and apple shares are in focus once again as there are some reports out that asian component suppliers of apple have begun mass production of a smaller tablet computer that apparently is smaller than the current ipad. we're all waiting for that as well. back to you. >> wonderful to be in time for the holidays. mandy drury, thanks so much. >>> the self-proclaimed world's best dad is at it again. davengedow and his 20-month-old daughter have become famous online that show sarcastically why dave's the greatest dad. after their appearance on her sh
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Sep 29, 2012 3:00am EDT
expenditure overruns, higher cash costs. mine shutdowns from labor disputes to bad weather to government intervention. gold is in a lot of places that aren't sterling democrat says. mark bristol ceo of wrangle told us gold mining is not for sissies. i have pretty much sworn off the entire space. but what if there was a company that gave you the benefits of the gold mining business, name lit ability to find new gold and increase production, and we like growth, without all the short-term headaches, these risks that make owning the stock such a horror show. i think that could be a terrific buy especially in an environment where the price of gold keeps going higher. what is this company? it's sandstorm gold symbol sand. speculative canadian mine financing business. think of sandstorm as beinging a financer for gold miners. we're in an environment where miners have a lot of trouble getting financing. lenders aren't lending them money. they need more capital. take advantage of this high gold price. that's where sandstorm comes in they will give a gold miner immediate money up front in exchange
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Sep 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> time for the making a difference report, and on this friday night when so many high school football games are being played across the country, we meet a group of cheerleaders raising everybody's spirits. they have opened their arms and their hearts to some
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up 3 but the nasdaq lost 2. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei fell ten points while in hong kong the hang seng was closed again for a holiday. >>> well, stocks ended mostly in the blackmon day thanks to a glimmer of economic optimism. news that manufacturing growth broke a four month roadblock sparked interest. ben bernanke will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department inves
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
was making money by ripping off medicare. but when the government insurance plan for patient care it cannot provide. >> he claims he was doing minor surgical operations on patients in nursing homes but he was not accurate -- he was not. larry shows how easy it is to cheat. he was barred from billing medicaid in 2007. he did not stop. days alter, he was -- later, he awwas back at it. he was paid for 18 visits to a patient. it is a podiatrist. patient is a double amputee. he was not syncopations said he did not know that. >> how was he able to keep for so long? >> this doctor had the program integrity for medicare and medicaid. the large number who refers to -- 4.5 million medicare claims filed every date. in new edified command center and system r on line to better investigate suspicious claims. critics complain the systems are too expensive. what we want to find the people doing these schemes and doin things to submit claims that should not get paid you are getting. >> he and his wife still on a million-dollar house but he is not there. home for him for the next four years -- a federal pris
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that energy that you have here. >> the governor was selling his crowd also. >> the government's trickle-down economy is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i want to keep taxes down on small businesses so we can create jobs. this is about good jobs for the american people. >> they will meet again to talk domestic and foreign policy in less than two weeks. >> obama has been commander in chief for the last four years. he also killed bin laden. those two things together give him a natural advantage going into the next debate. >> tracey mitchell, wbal-tv 11 news. >> see the five things learned from the debate and the fallout from the sesame street comment in our commitment 2012 smart phone app and at wbaltv.com. >> up next, the feds make a big bust. details on how they claim several medical professionals cheated the insurance program. >> a new twist on an old classic. the computer virus targeting maryland residents. >> all comes back in full force over the weekend. right now is relatively mild. 63 at the principal of perry hall high school shared his memor
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> doctors and nurses are among 91 people charged nationwide in a massive medicare fraud case. the government says it was billed more than $400 million in bogus claims. >>> well, new rules for secret service agents after that drunken partying at a columbian hotel in april. the washington post learned the agents are now banned from drinking at the hotel where they're protecting someone and no more drinking 10 hours before a shift. >>> bruce davis known as charles manson's right hand man has been recommended for parole. he's served more than four decades for the 1969 killings of a musician and a stunt man. california governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> and here's a scoop for you. the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. nasa says it will collect soil samples to learn if there were ever favorable conditions for microbial life. >>> and one of the top trending health stories right now on nbc news.com could cause some controversy. a new study finds that offering free birth control can dramatically lower the rate of abortion. researchers who gave women free birth krael
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Sep 28, 2012 3:00am EDT
importantly, the u.s. government is still a big shareholder and that stock's going up, boom, you get slapped upside the head with a big gob of gm stock if it goes too high. bulls in the china shop, it's still important to temper your expectations. too many stocks go up on a whiff of stimulus. many stocks will go down if there's none. >>> coming up, answering the call. >> they have want to come on the show to tell me why i'm too bearish, they're welcome. >> eight by eight gave us a ring. cramer is all ears when the company's ceo gets in the hot seat just ahead. >>> it is time for the lightning round. are you ready skee-daddy? time for the lightning round. brian in maryland. brian? >> caller: jim, good evening, we love jim cramer and staff in tacoma park, maryland. >> i'm loving that and my staff loves it too because they're the best there is. what's up? >> caller: please talk to us sir about pan american corporation. >> i prefer the slv, there are a lot of people @jimcramer saying i don't like silver. i don't dislike silver, i just like gold more. >> arlene in california. >> caller: jim, my s
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
to remember stuff. >>> but the government may not okay massive amounts of chocolate just yet. military officials are calling america's problem with obesity a national security concern. according to a new report from mission readiness, one in four young people are too overweight to join the military. group said more needs to be done to nix junk food in school. hopefully limiting the amount of fat and sugar kids take in every day. stay with us. there's much more ahead on 11 news sunday morning. first here's a look at some events going on around town. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and ta, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add some sauce and some pepperoni and cheese and monday's dinner is now a grands mini pizza party. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. >> carroll county moved a step closer to making english its official language. the county co
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
of government without having to impose tax. way of short circuiting the political system. that's probably why they are opposed to that. for african-americans, reasons may be a little more complex. first, many belong to religious denominations that take a dim view of gambling. second, the largest concentration of african-americans in the state is this country where the new casino would go. >> pollsteres all probed who feels more intense about the issue? 54% of those claiming that expanded gaming is most likely to get them out to the polls plan to vote against it. so the pro and con tv ads may not be helping either side's cause. >> i think if they succeeded in making people angry on both sides. >> that was david collins reporting. >>> imagine 80% voter turnout in the united states. believe it or not, that was the actual statistic voting in the 2008 presidential election in one segment of the population. adults from families earning at least $100,000 a year. on the flip side, the census bureau reports those earning $20,000 or less a year had a 52% turnout. the gap has to do with how much voters
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
of carroll county government. >> the next that is a public hearing. no date has been saiet. getting compensated for giving back. >> something incentives for organ donors are a bad idea. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what is your one go-to item when you have to satisfy a fast-food craving? >> shelley says -- [laughter] you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> we have some early morning rain. accident that we are tracking >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:40. 66 degrees at the airport. temperatures in the low 70's downtown. you can see some raindrops on the camera right now. our best chance is coming through 8:00 a.m. we're seeing rain along the 95 corridor. morning showers then mostly cloudy. our highs today in the mid to upper 70's. cooler weather bank will follow behind this front -- our weath willst year's flu shot protect you this year. >> there are two different strains that are circling the globe. there is a smaller middle that in checks the vaccine
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
. it is not anything radical. it adopts the english language for purposes of carroll county government. >> the next step is a public hearing but no date has been set. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> dealing with wet roads this morning and that is creating some problems. delays on southbound 95 near caton avenue. taking up the right lane. delays begin around 295. we have a crash in the glen burnie area at ritchie highway. a bit of a slowdown at 295. a problem justin at oakland road. this isn't northern baltimore county. harrisburg expressway is in the graeen. no problems down to the beltway. tractor-trailer involved. a fuel spill reportedly. slick spots to add to the rain. delays down towards the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you appeared the rain is causing some problems. the roads are still wet. still some drizzle along 95. most of the rain is heading east of baltimore and moving across the eastern shore. we may get a few peaks of sunshine later this afternoon. rain could return later tonight. high temperature of 77 tonight. partly sunny an
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >> while george w. bush was president, the government changed some of the laws that protected the nation's drinking water. >> ♪ so it all goes back to 2005 ♪ ♪ bush said gas drillers didn't have to comply ♪ ♪ with the safe drinking water act ♪ ♪ before too long it was "frack, baby frack" ♪ ♪ until the break of dawn >> with fracking that's not properly regulated comes another threat -- the release of toxic gas into the air. >> so, on top of the drinking water being contaminated and undrinkable, the air is also posing a serious health problem, as well. >> alex is from the environmental working group. they want to prevent pollution. rachel works for a company that represents the gas industry. they want to help america benefit from an important source of fuel. both sides probably agree on one thing... >> ♪ now, it's not that drillers should never be fracking ♪ ♪ but the current regulation is severely lacking ♪ ♪ reduce the toxins, contain the gas and wastewater ♪ ♪ and the people won't get sick ♪ ♪ and the planet won't get hotter, hotter, hotter ♪ >> it'
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
for a government issued photo i.d. at the polls. a law republicans pushed to suppress the turnout among minority voters. first, voters without a driver's license would need a state issued i.d. card, because that's a secure i.d. that can be used to board planes, voters needed a birth certificate and three forms of identification to get one. >> and it took me days just to get my i.d. >> the state relented and began issuing a new i.d., good only for voting, but kept shifting the requirements for it. >> this was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election. >> reporter: the gap between the photo i.d.s issued and the estimated need of those who don't yet have them won't be closed in time. so he blocked the law from fully going into effect in pennsylvania for the general election. poll workers can ask for a photo i.d., but those without one can still cast a ballot. many voters said they agreed. >> if they gave people time, like a year. but it penalizes a lot of people who don't have i.d. >> reporter: nationwide, four states now have the country's strictest photo i.d.
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
adequate escape time and meet safety standards but critics say the government should force higher standards. so we went to the agency overseeing the companies. why not mandate photoelectric? >> because both technologies are working in saving lives. >> reporter: we know of several cases where the smoke alarm, people say, just did not go off. >> in those cases, they need to practice a fire escape plan to make sure they can get out. >> reporter: but if the smoke detector didn't go off and the house is full of smoke by the time it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for the mom that lost nearly everything. >> i would think that if i had known i might have a family of seven instead of a family of three. >> reporter: just to be clear, no one is saying throw out your smoke alarm tonight. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies in your home. you can buy a dual detector that has both in one. thing is, they're harder to find in the stores and will cost you a li
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Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
story from nbc's john yang. >> the right answer for government is to say how do we make the private sector become more efficient? >> reporter: even before they finished talking, another debate was raging online. the twitter world exploded. york, an absolutely a one sided debate. big, big win for romney. bill maher. i can't believe i'm saying this, but obama looks like he does need a telepromter. analyst stu rothenberg. what happened to obama? >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, he was enduring the debate. >> romney supporters celebrated. >> this was from start to finish, particularly measured against fears and expectation. >> reporter: after enduring weeks of headlines about gaffes, romney woke up to read he had been declared a debate winner. >> so, you're perfectly happy with his demeanor and energy level tonight? >> what i'm happy with is the path he wants to lead this country on. >> hello, colorado! >> reporter: even while cheering the president at a rally today, his supporters seemed puzzled by his debate performance. >> i didn't know quite what wa
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Oct 1, 2012 2:50am EDT
. >> and that's the same motto that drives the staff of sister carmen and government officials like hhs's frank alexander as they struggle to manage. >> when we look at data we've seen an erosion of the middle class. and our hope for many families is they do transition back to some sort of self-sufficiency for themselves. >> how much can we afford? can we as a society continue to spend this type of money to catch people that when they're falling everywhere we look? >> i don't think we can afford to not invest in our communities. if we don't, we'll have a generation stuck in poverty. >> you are an excellent packer. check out you. >> with just a month left before they have to move out of their home, the welch family still has not found another place to live. joyce has stopped hiding her family's poverty and begrudgingly accepted she's just another victim in an economic crisis beyond her control. and that, she says, is nothing to be ashamed of. even if you live in superior, colorado. >> people like me are on food stamps. it's people who want to go to work and can't find work and don't have an alte
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Oct 2, 2012 2:05am EDT
government president -- wow -- adam rotti who is studying political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's pota
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Oct 4, 2012 2:05am EDT
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
and opposed big government. maybe that's why republicans like to drink sam adams beer. democrats like to drink vodka, rum, tequila, sauvignon blanc would be predictive of partisanship. >> where does the republican eat dinner? >> applebee's and ruby tuesdays but not tgi fridays. >> he knows what you drink and what restaurants you eat in. >> and how i'm going to vote before i do. >> it's scary. >> absolutely. yeah. >> reporter: and he knows what we watch. armed with that kind of information, the parties can plant their ads in the places that will most likely yield a harvest, that all important bubble of independents and undecideds. >> in north carolina -- >> we looked at the partisanship of the weather channel and is it in the middle. >> reporter: that goes to local tv. will predicted what stations george watches in raleigh, nbc 17 and kral. >> i watch nbc 17 and wral. >> you learned a lot about who your constituency is. >> too much sometimes. >> the ads pile up and the phone keeps ringing. most of it targeted at george, who insists the debates will be the most important factor in his decision.
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. i've heard of it, but i haven't seen one up close. what's the word around the sink. that it removes 3x more soap scum per swipe and it came from ou
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
marketplace in health care. there's a role for government in health care. and one of those roles is to ensure that people who have coverage for pre-existing conditions are able to maintain that coverage. and that's part of governor romney's plan. >> the debate will continue. thanks very much this morning, i appreciate it. >> thank you, david. >>> well, chris matthews was very vocal about president obama's performance following the debate. here's some of what he had to say. >> certainly there was no bobby kennedy in the green room before barack obama came out tonight. i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. i don't know how he let romney get away with the crap he threw out tonight. >> i agree. >> about social security. where was obama tonight? >> and chris matthews joins us now. chris, really, tell us how you really feel. you're a supporter of president obama. what do you think happens? >> yeah. well the way the president handled it was just not up to the task. romney was able to talk about things like funding for pbs
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Sep 29, 2012 2:05am EDT
't it? >> yeah. they're talking about passing a law, the government is talking about drafting a law in india that would require husbands to pay the salary of the wife. he might think it through before he asks you to marry him. right? look at hoda. >> you're right. okay. here's the thing -- and i think this is the case. a woman doesn't want to ask -- if her husband's making the money, a woman doesn't want to say, honey, can i have money so i can go to the grocery store? can i have money -- it's gross, a terrible feeling. you don't want to do that. you have earned it because you're doing a lot. >> these are the things nobody wants to talk about when they're in love. nobody wants to talk about the things that actually will keep you in love if you actually take the time to talk them over and discuss it and know what's expected of you and how it's going to work before you get married. >> i know. you're so ga-ga you don't care about those things. and then it hits you. and it ruins your life. >> i'm going off today for a wedding. i'm excited. my niece is marrying a lovely guy named mark. i
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add some sauce and some pepperoni and cheese and monday's dinner is now a grands mini pizza party. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. ♪ we are having a party >> cute little animation this morning on "jill's fun finds," fashionable, functional and just plain fun items with election day in mind. jill martin is a contributor to "today" and "us weekly." jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> ready to have some fun with the election.
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Oct 4, 2012 12:35am EDT
. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. ♪ i can take you higher what this is, forgot? ♪ ♪ i must now remind you let it rock, let it rock ♪ ♪ let it rock ♪ just let it rock ♪ let it rock ♪ this time ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a talented young actor who stars alongside emma watson in the new film "the perks of being a wallflower," which is in select theaters now and opens nationwide on friday. please welcome logan lerman, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's just another brick in the wall ♪ all in all it's just another brick in the wall ♪ >> jimmy: have a seat. welcome, buddy. >> wow, this is awesome. >> jimmy: cool. thank you for
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
. >> tesla relies on the kindness of the government. that kindness will be over if the white house gets a new occupant. i suggest immediately buying tesla in november. 25s look juicy. both candidates had a lot to say about oil. here's obama. >> the oil industry gets $4 billion a year in corporate welfare. now does anybody think that exxonmobil needs some extra money when they're making money every time you go to the pump? >> you think that exxon would have gotten hit today, right? it rallied 52 cents. some can argue that is because the market senses a romney victory. no way. exxon is just bigger than any president. here is romney on oil. >> your administration cut the number of permits and licenses in half. if i'm president, i'll double them. >> we aren't going to make money buying federal lands. but if more were opened, it would be a bonanza for the oil service industry. don't outthink this, people. schlumberger and national oil well varco will get the most number of profits from expanded federal land drilling. obama has never a fan of the banks. you don't want to overweight the group on his
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> the next best thing to munich. >> only governments $6. >> and a great music festival in new orleans. know about mardi gras and some of the other music festivals but a great one this time of year. >> the voodoo music experience. absolutely love new orleans. a great time to go there. bands like jack white and green day are playing there. lasts three days in city park. because this is new orleans, wonderful food, gumbo, oyster poor boys and you get a lot there. >> your favorite of these if i put you on the spot, laid out five. if only one, i'd go to oregon because i love pinot noir. >> when it comes right down to it, leave the kids at home. >> you do the square crows and i'll do the wine. >> from jeans to skirts and >>> back now at 840, and this morning on "today's style" it's all about helms. changing from mini to maxies, hard to keep up. contributing style editor is here with the lange and short of it, shall we say. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> what are the rules on hem, and what's in this year had. >> in fashion you have to think of the trends on a spectrum, and you
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